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[Help] I'm looking to build a great gaming computer.

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November 29, 2012 10:11:21 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm looking for some help, this is going to be my first computer build and i'm not so worried about putting it together but i need to find the best parts for my budget. Im looking to spend around 1000-1400 on an excellent gaming computer. Looking to play all the graphic intense games/new games without worrying about lag and running great graphics on high settings. I already have keyboard, software, mouse so just the core parts.

If someone could compose a list of great parts for an awesome machine that would be fantastic. I appreciate it a lot. Also looking to buy from Newegg.com and Amazon.com, I have a monitor but its old so i'm looking for a new one if the price is right.

Thanks in advance,

-Sam

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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 29, 2012 10:29:31 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1511.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 19:29 EST-0500)

You'll need an OS as well, I can adjust accordingly.
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November 29, 2012 10:59:24 PM

can i get away with 32 bit windows 7? i think i have a copy of that already
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November 29, 2012 11:13:28 PM

No. You need 64 bit to access more than 4 Gb of memory.
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November 29, 2012 11:19:00 PM

Is it a retail copy? If so, it should have come with 32-bit and 64-bit versions on seperate discs. The main advantage of 64-bit is that it allows you to access more RAM (32-bit uses 4GB max).
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a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2012 11:31:55 PM

^ I'm pretty sure OEM keys let you do that as well - they just don't come with both disks.
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November 30, 2012 12:03:37 AM

Alright, thanks all, think I might just go ahead and get another copy of software. As for assembling the computer itself, is that a hard process to do? I'm good with technology and everything just never got around to building my own comp
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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 12:26:25 AM

seh_37 said:
Alright, thanks all, think I might just go ahead and get another copy of software. As for assembling the computer itself, is that a hard process to do? I'm good with technology and everything just never got around to building my own comp


The hardest part is hooking the case wires into the motherboard. Otherwise everything else hooks into place.
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November 30, 2012 1:22:45 AM

g-unit1111 said:
The hardest part is hooking the case wires into the motherboard. Otherwise everything else hooks into place.


alright, cool thanks, would this EVGA model of the GTX 670 work better or worse, i like EVGA as a brand more just wondering if its better or worse.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphi...
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November 30, 2012 4:59:56 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah that is a good choice, EVGA makes good cards.


All these parts are compatible with eachother right? Just making sure.
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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 5:03:38 PM

seh_37 said:
All these parts are compatible with eachother right? Just making sure.


I wouldn't recommend them if they weren't.
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November 30, 2012 5:23:47 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I wouldn't recommend them if they weren't.


Good point, stupid question. Thanks a ton for the help, Think i might get this build :D 
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December 25, 2012 11:39:15 PM

Best answer selected by seh_37.
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December 27, 2012 5:54:07 PM

I would reccomend a 1000W PSU over 750W. More Watts for better Clocks.
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